The Owner's Representative

About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

About

With more than twenty years of experience in the emerging, small business and non-profit sectors, the O.R. can provide insight and solutions for the unique opportunities facing your organization as you experience or plan for growth.

Our clients are typically looking outside their own entity for additional capacity, speed, expertise, as well as innovation. Whether you have many successful years of meeting your programmatic and project goals or are just laying the foundation for a prosperous future, the O.R. can stabilize, streamline, and advance your operational and financial systems.

What differentiates the O.R. is both our approach and commitment. We are consultants who are implementation specialists who like to roll up our sleeves to get the job done. We function in an interim or part-time capacity, working within your team to optimize revenue and operational performance, design fiscal turnarounds, improve sales and marketing performance or simply keep things running smoothly. The exact nature of each engagement is tailored to meet client needs and budgets and the structure can include:

  • Short term affordable analysis and re-organization – our “5 Step Plan to Financial Success”.

    • observe (your culture, operations, processes, staff in motion)

    • assess and interpret (successful strategies, opportunities, points for leverage)

    • design (infrastructure, contracts, business flow)

    • implement (selected solutions)

    • review (quality control)

  • Long term, part time outsourcing of CFO, CEO, Executive Director and/or COO functions. These engagements can last from months to years as needed.

  • We have also adapted skills and practices from the corporate and commercial worlds for the benefit of smaller organizations and non-profits. We focus on delivering meaningful and concrete results that help your business or project succeed.

History

The O.R. was founded in Boston, MA in 2000 by Meave G. O’Marah to provide financial consulting and top quality consulting CFO and Operations services to start-ups, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. In 2005, the O.R. expanded into Washington, D.C.

 

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We at the O.R. know that finding the right consultant is essential. We will find the person to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Principals

 

Partner

Meave G. O'Marah

Meave is a solutions-focused Senior Executive, Consultant, and Board Member with more than 25 years of success across the financial services, travel, tourism, nonprofit, and education industries. Her broad areas of expertise include business strategy, process optimization, start-ups, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition to her business experience, Meave has worked in politics and public policy in London, New York, and Massachusetts.

 

Education

BABSON COLLEGE
M.B.A., Entrepreneurship

OXFORD UNIVERSITY
Master of Studies

HARVARD COLLEGE
B.A., cum laude

 

 

Partner

Matt Sokolowski

Matt joined the O.R. in 2005 with the opening of the Washington, DC office. He brings experience in the non-profit sector including work with museums and education groups. Matt has served as the Director of Finance with several federally funded organizations, designing and implementing financial and operational systems. He has also overseen several construction projects for his clients including the restoration and renovation of a prominent National Historic Landmark site. Matt served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa. 

 

Education

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
B.A., cum laude

 

 

senior consultant

Turcan Hockaday

Turcan brings a diverse knowledge of organizational operations to the O.R. team having worked in electoral politics, local government, and the non-profit sector. Prior to joining the DC office, Turcan led political compliance for the Democratic Attorneys General Association during the most successful cycle in the organization’s history flipping four seats and taking back the majority of AG seats nationwide. She has extensive experience managing reporting obligations and institutional financials for candidate committees, PACs, 527s and c3/c4s.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW
J.D.

HOLLINS UNIVERSITY
B.A.

 
 

 

Senior Associate

Nicholas Peterson

Nicholas joined the the O.R. in 2017 after working in operations and communications for DC non-profits. They are interested in providing small groups with intuitive, detailed and personalized systems that capture the day to day needs of their operations, programs, and organizational goals. Nicholas also brings experience in database design and administration; digital media content development and strategy; grants management; and event planning.

Education

SMITH COLLEGE
B.A.